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Karl Benz death... automobile pioneer...

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April 05, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1929

* Karl Benz death (1st report)
* German engine designer
* Inventor of 1st automobile ?
* Mercedes-Benz co-founder

The top of page 25 has a one column heading: "CARL BENZ, 84, DIES; MADE FIRST AUTO" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of German engine designer, Karl Benz. He is generally regarded as the inventor of the very 1st automobile powered by a internal combustion engine. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Complete in 52 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century